Monday, May 14, 2007

Hi again (no knitting)

So I'm back, for the second time today. Apparently I have a lot to say. or maybe i've eaten too many chocolate covered espresso beans and I'm jittery. Whatever.

The opera Joel & I went to this weekend was The Magic Flute by Mozart (sung in German, with spoken word in English)

The role of "Queen of the Night" was played by Mari Moriya and she sang with such beauty and clarity and strength that her arias have been haunting me all weekend and all day. Especially Der Holle Rache Kocht in Meinem Herzen (Hell's Vengeance Boils in my Heart). I would really strongly encourage you to go to the bottom of the Wikipedia page and listen to a rendition of it. Even if you do not follow or care for opera you'll recognize the tune and I think anyone can appreciate the difficulty of the notes the soprano must hit in this number.

Listen, enjoy, please.

In other news... I need a sewing machine :(

I know in a previous post I mentioned getting one from Craigslist for a good deal. Well when I went to get it the "owner" was clearly a meth addict with a house stuffed full of things (most likely not entirely legally hers) so I politely declined to take the hot sewing machine off of her hands.

Then one of my flaker friends said I could come over and use hers, she then cancelled on me twice and I have since given up on that angle.

My mom has a sewing machine, the tension is *way* off. I considered using it anyway but decided I would be too mad if it snagged my fabric. It would cost $70 to tune it up, which is far more than the damn thing is worth, even running perfectly. Plus I don't have $70.

So... anyone in Portland want to let me use your sewing machine? I am but a poor pitiful crafter who wants desperately to make a couple of summer dresses. Have mercy on me. I'd even rent one if there were a place that lent them out for the day for cheap. Anyone know of such a place?

*sigh* it sucks to be broke.


Jenni said...

Have you tried

Heatherly said...

oh! if you were nearby i would let you use my machine!